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Reginald Brill (1902 - 1974)   BIOGRAPHY

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Angel, study for Adam and Eve
Unmounted (ref: 1669)

Signed and dated in pen and ink, titled on four labels to the reverse
Goauche on brown textured pape, squared in pencil, 18 x 13 in. (46.5  x 33 cm.)


 


Provenance: Richards/Webb


Exhibited: Kingston University, (Permanent loan 13th July 1998)

Adam and Eve was the painting with which Brill won the 1927 Rome Scholarship in Painting.







Reginald Brill (1902 - 1974)

Artist in oil and watercolour and fine draughtsman of landscapes, figure studies and portraits. Born in London, Brill studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School 1921-4 after a period at the St Martin's School of Art. Won the Prix de Rome for painting and was at the British School in Rome 1927-9. Worked in Cairo, 1930. Exhibited at the RA, Leicester Galleries and in East Anglia, where he lived, at Lavenham. Was principal of Kingston School of Art. Wrote Modern Painting and Art as a Career. Kingston Polytechnic, the Royal Borough and the Phoenix Gallery organised a retrospective in Kingston in 1985, with another at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, 1999.

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